Comedian Bill Maher has pledged $1 million to an independent “super PAC” set up to help President Barack Obama win re-election in November that has been lagging far behind its Republican rivals in fundraising.
Maher made the pledge on Thursday night during his standup comedy special “Crazy Stupid Politics: Live from Silicon Valley” in San Jose, California, which was streamed live on Yahoo. A spokeswoman for Maher confirmed the pledge on Friday.
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“I would like to tonight announce a donation to the Obama super PAC, which has the very unfortunate tongue-twister name Priority USA Action. I know it was named by Borat,” he said, referring to a bumbling Kazakhstan reporter movie character.
“I would like to give that PAC $1 million,” said the host of television political talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
In a statement Maher said that having Obama as president over his Republican rivals was “worth a million dollars.”